Clive Davis defends himself against Kelly Clarkson's bullying allegations

Clive Davis doesn’t understand what Kelly Clarkson is so upset about. After the “American Idol” winner claimed that Davis “bullied” her in his new autobiography, he has come forward and defended his side of the story.

“I am truly very sorry that she has decided to take issue with what I know to be an accurate depiction of our time together,” Davis tweeted. “Before the book was published, I had every fact checked with five independent individuals who were present on a daily basis throughout it all. The chapter as it is written was thoroughly verified by each and every one of them. I stand by the chapter as written in my book.”

He added that he thinks Clarkson “is a tremendous vocal talent and performer” and wishes “Kelly’s talent and her career to soar to ever new heights.” This whole issue? Nothing more than “a few creative differences.”

Clarkson levels numerous complaints against Davis for the way she is portrayed in his autobiography, “The Soundtrack of My Life.” To counter his depiction of her, she wrote an open letter to her fans.

“So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music,” she writes. “I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don’t have to cower to anyone — even Clive Davis.”

Posted by:Terri Schwartz